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Hong Kong doctors support exempting foreign-trained professionals from internship requirement in bid to solve crippling doctor shortage

New proposal comes amid growing outcry over medical sector’s failure to resolve the crippling doctor shortage at public hospitals.

19 Apr 2019 - 11:32PM

New proposal comes amid growing outcry over medical sector’s failure to resolve the crippling doctor shortage at public hospitals.

Hong Kong doctors support exempting foreign-trained professionals from internship requirement in bid to solve crippling doctor shortage
Hong Kong’s poor reading habit ‘will affect ability to learn independently’ as survey shows almost a third have not read printed book in past year

Lack of time and preferring to read online among the reasons given in Hong Kong Publishing Professional Society survey.

19 Apr 2019 - 7:00AM

Lack of time and preferring to read online among the reasons given in Hong Kong Publishing Professional Society survey.

Hong Kong’s poor reading habit ‘will affect ability to learn independently’ as survey shows almost a third have not read printed book in past year
Lightning strikes twice for Ed Sheeran as thunderstorm forces singer to cancel another Hong Kong gig following 2017 no-show

Gig cancelled after five-hour wait in rain at Disneyland, singer also pulled out of 2017 show after injuring his arms in cycling accident.

19 Apr 2019 - 2:31PM

Gig cancelled after five-hour wait in rain at Disneyland, singer also pulled out of 2017 show after injuring his arms in cycling accident.

Lightning strikes twice for Ed Sheeran as thunderstorm forces singer to cancel another Hong Kong gig following 2017 no-show
Hong Kong’s lack of parking spaces is ‘cause for concern’ and only getting worse, Director of Audit says

The city’s chief auditor predicts vehicles to soon outnumber parking spaces, and calls declining ratio a ‘cause for concern’.

17 Apr 2019 - 10:41PM

The city’s chief auditor predicts vehicles to soon outnumber parking spaces, and calls declining ratio a ‘cause for concern’.

Hong Kong’s lack of parking spaces is ‘cause for concern’ and only getting worse, Director of Audit says
Hong Kong star Andy Hui’s infidelity mocked by government memes, but not all see funny side

Corruption watchdog, government department and bus company all use car incident involving Andy Hui to promote themselves, but some commentators question whether piggybacking on misery is right thing to do.

18 Apr 2019 - 9:22AM

Corruption watchdog, government department and bus company all use car incident involving Andy Hui to promote themselves, but some commentators question whether piggybacking on misery is right thing to do.

Hong Kong star Andy Hui’s infidelity mocked by government memes, but not all see funny side
Britain voiced concerns over Hong Kong extradition law changes

Consul general Andrew Heyn says he spoke to senior figures in the city’s administration to seek clarity on what the proposed law would mean for British citizens.

8 Apr 2019 - 11:29PM

Consul general Andrew Heyn says he spoke to senior figures in the city’s administration to seek clarity on what the proposed law would mean for British citizens.

Britain voiced concerns over Hong Kong extradition law changes
Overseas Chinese groups in North America urge Hong Kong government to shelve controversial extradition proposal

The groups based in the US and Canada issued a joint statement calling for the proposal to be withdrawn, saying it could threaten the city’s status as a business hub.

7 Apr 2019 - 11:24PM

The groups based in the US and Canada issued a joint statement calling for the proposal to be withdrawn, saying it could threaten the city’s status as a business hub.

Overseas Chinese groups in North America urge Hong Kong government to shelve controversial extradition proposal
Giant pandas at Hong Kong’s Ocean Park enter breeding season, as Sichuan expert heads to city to help out

Ocean Park’s two 13-year-old giant pandas have failed to procreate since their first mating season in 2011. Keepers there confirmed that this year’s season has begun.

7 Apr 2019 - 6:32PM

Ocean Park’s two 13-year-old giant pandas have failed to procreate since their first mating season in 2011. Keepers there confirmed that this year’s season has begun.

Giant pandas at Hong Kong’s Ocean Park enter breeding season, as Sichuan expert heads to city to help out
Doctors urge second vote on easing restrictions for foreign-trained medics in Hong Kong

The Medical Council vote on Wednesday failed to pass any of four proposals aimed at fully exempting relevant overseas-trained specialists from internships as all options failed to reach the 50 per cent threshold.

4 Apr 2019 - 11:28PM

The Medical Council vote on Wednesday failed to pass any of four proposals aimed at fully exempting relevant overseas-trained specialists from internships as all options failed to reach the 50 per cent threshold.

Doctors urge second vote on easing restrictions for foreign-trained medics in Hong Kong
Three Hong Kong airport workers and one hospital employee are struck down by measles as union calls on health authorities to rethink strict vaccination rules

Number of cases in Hong Kong rises to 40, almost three times as many as last year, and 19 of those work at the airport.

3 Apr 2019 - 3:05AM

Number of cases in Hong Kong rises to 40, almost three times as many as last year, and 19 of those work at the airport.

Three Hong Kong airport workers and one hospital employee are struck down by measles as union calls on health authorities to rethink strict vaccination rules
Frustration builds for Hong Kong airport workers denied measles vaccine over tightened health authority guidelines

Two more airport staff members infected, including 24-year-old woman who was reported to have been immunised, taking total for year in city to 36.

2 Apr 2019 - 10:55AM

Two more airport staff members infected, including 24-year-old woman who was reported to have been immunised, taking total for year in city to 36.

Frustration builds for Hong Kong airport workers denied measles vaccine over tightened health authority guidelines
WWF poll finds 80 per cent of Hongkongers want regulations on single-use plastic tableware, 60 per cent want it banned

WWF Hong Kong calls on government to issue timeline for eradicating single-use plastics in the city’s food and beverage industry.

28 Mar 2019 - 11:58AM

WWF Hong Kong calls on government to issue timeline for eradicating single-use plastics in the city’s food and beverage industry.

WWF poll finds 80 per cent of Hongkongers want regulations on single-use plastic tableware, 60 per cent want it banned
Developers evading vacancy tax to face fines of HK$100,000 or one year in prison

The tax aims to free up properties and pry open supply bottlenecks in Hong Kong’s overheated property market

27 Mar 2019 - 12:11PM

The tax aims to free up properties and pry open supply bottlenecks in Hong Kong’s overheated property market

Developers evading vacancy tax to face fines of HK$100,000 or one year in prison
Hong Kong tourist charged in Australia after French woman finds hidden camera in Bondi Beach bathroom

French woman spotted device concealed in deodorant stick after taking shower at Bondi Beach hostel.

27 Mar 2019 - 10:44AM

French woman spotted device concealed in deodorant stick after taking shower at Bondi Beach hostel.

Hong Kong tourist charged in Australia after French woman finds hidden camera in Bondi Beach bathroom
Third of Hong Kong pupils aged 10 to 14 identified as potential suicide risk

City University researchers find children who feel hopeless, isolated or see themselves as a burden are more likely to harm themselves.

26 Mar 2019 - 7:56AM

City University researchers find children who feel hopeless, isolated or see themselves as a burden are more likely to harm themselves.

Third of Hong Kong pupils aged 10 to 14 identified as potential suicide risk
Quarry Bay residents in Hong Kong form protest group to resist reported subsidised housing plan on nearby Mount Parker

The residents say the reported proposed development for 10,000 people at Mount Parker would have a deleterious effect on quality of life and traffic.

25 Mar 2019 - 11:50AM

The residents say the reported proposed development for 10,000 people at Mount Parker would have a deleterious effect on quality of life and traffic.

Quarry Bay residents in Hong Kong form protest group to resist reported subsidised housing plan on nearby Mount Parker
Police bust crime ring that bilked Hong Kong homeowners out of HK$64 million by posing as financial advisors
  • Scam was to call residents with mortgages and tell they must pay them off at once through a fake intermediary.
15 Mar 2019 - 11:11PM
  • Scam was to call residents with mortgages and tell they must pay them off at once through a fake intermediary.
Police bust crime ring that bilked Hong Kong homeowners out of HK$64 million by posing as financial advisors
Poor communication between clinical teams led to fatal mix-up in Hong Kong public hospital, investigation concludes

A 60-year-old patient died from bleeding after a liver biopsy when coagulant injections were not halted. The investigating panel recommended enhancing patient safety by strengthening communication between teams.

15 Mar 2019 - 11:12PM

A 60-year-old patient died from bleeding after a liver biopsy when coagulant injections were not halted. The investigating panel recommended enhancing patient safety by strengthening communication between teams.

Poor communication between clinical teams led to fatal mix-up in Hong Kong public hospital, investigation concludes
Solomon Islands oil spill worse than first thought, say owners of Hong Kong-flagged tanker, as three-mile-long slick threatens Unesco World Heritage site

More than 70 tonnes of oil has been lost after MV Solomon Trader ran aground a month ago in the Solomon Islands. And with hundreds of tonnes still inside the ship there are fears the environmental disaster could get worse.

15 Mar 2019 - 2:13PM

More than 70 tonnes of oil has been lost after MV Solomon Trader ran aground a month ago in the Solomon Islands. And with hundreds of tonnes still inside the ship there are fears the environmental disaster could get worse.

Solomon Islands oil spill worse than first thought, say owners of Hong Kong-flagged tanker, as three-mile-long slick threatens Unesco World Heritage site
Hongkonger who worked for UN and died in Ethiopian Airlines crash remembered as ‘passionate, inspirational and global-minded’

Victor Tsang worked on gender equality for United Nations, and was married with a young son. He was one of 157 people who died on Sunday when a Boeing 737 crashed outside Addis Ababa.

12 Mar 2019 - 9:15AM

Victor Tsang worked on gender equality for United Nations, and was married with a young son. He was one of 157 people who died on Sunday when a Boeing 737 crashed outside Addis Ababa.

Hongkonger who worked for UN and died in Ethiopian Airlines crash remembered as ‘passionate, inspirational and global-minded’
Hongkonger who worked for UN and died in Ethiopian Airlines crash remembered as ‘passionate, inspirational, and global minded’

Victor Tsang worked on gender equality for United Nations, and was married with a young son. He was one of 157 people who died on Sunday when a Boeing 737 crashed outside Addis Ababa.

12 Mar 2019 - 9:50AM

Victor Tsang worked on gender equality for United Nations, and was married with a young son. He was one of 157 people who died on Sunday when a Boeing 737 crashed outside Addis Ababa.

Hongkonger who worked for UN and died in Ethiopian Airlines crash remembered as ‘passionate, inspirational, and global minded’
Review of medical cases handled by doctor caught taking cannabis while on duty at Hong Kong public hospital finds nothing amiss

According to a source at Tuen Mun Hospital, Dr Yan Yuk-yu’s management of patients has been appropriate over the past three months.

9 Mar 2019 - 11:30PM

According to a source at Tuen Mun Hospital, Dr Yan Yuk-yu’s management of patients has been appropriate over the past three months.

Review of medical cases handled by doctor caught taking cannabis while on duty at Hong Kong public hospital finds nothing amiss
Health care support staff in Hong Kong’s public hospitals to stage sit-in after salary talks fail

Public hospital workers had threatened a strike if their rise was not in line with that of new recruits.

5 Mar 2019 - 11:53PM

Public hospital workers had threatened a strike if their rise was not in line with that of new recruits.

Health care support staff in Hong Kong’s public hospitals to stage sit-in after salary talks fail
Cathay Pacific in talks to acquire Hong Kong Express Airways, potentially swooping in on lucrative low-cost market

No mention of discussions with financially plagued Hong Kong Airlines despite earlier reports of possible acquisition. Both airlines are under the HNA Group.

5 Mar 2019 - 11:20PM

No mention of discussions with financially plagued Hong Kong Airlines despite earlier reports of possible acquisition. Both airlines are under the HNA Group.

Cathay Pacific in talks to acquire Hong Kong Express Airways, potentially swooping in on lucrative low-cost market
Parents at St Paul’s Secondary School in Hong Kong complain after teachers call police on schoolgirls taking last-day photos

Pupils at elite Happy Valley school were taking photos on their last day before a public exam.

2 Mar 2019 - 4:20AM

Pupils at elite Happy Valley school were taking photos on their last day before a public exam.

Parents at St Paul’s Secondary School in Hong Kong complain after teachers call police on schoolgirls taking last-day photos
Taiwanese cat breeder who says her Persian kittens were stolen and smuggled to Hong Kong calls on authorities to investigate the theft

Chang Jin-yi says a Hong Kong woman, Alice Lee, made off with the cats and smuggled them out of Taiwan under her clothes, having posed as pregnant. Lee returned the cats to a friend of Chang’s. She is reported to be remorseful and intends to go to Taiwan to turn herself in.

1 Mar 2019 - 3:18AM

Chang Jin-yi says a Hong Kong woman, Alice Lee, made off with the cats and smuggled them out of Taiwan under her clothes, having posed as pregnant. Lee returned the cats to a friend of Chang’s. She is reported to be remorseful and intends to go to Taiwan to turn herself in.

Taiwanese cat breeder who says her Persian kittens were stolen and smuggled to Hong Kong calls on authorities to investigate the theft
Budget sweeteners for underprivileged and health care workers, and help for small businesses – but not everyone is happy

Sweeteners for poor and health care workers and help for small businesses, but not everyone is happy.

28 Feb 2019 - 5:47AM

Sweeteners for poor and health care workers and help for small businesses, but not everyone is happy.

Budget sweeteners for underprivileged and health care workers, and help for small businesses – but not everyone is happy
Mikhy Farrera Brochez, American man at heart of Singapore’s HIV data scandal, ran Hong Kong centre for special needs children

American man Mikhy Farrera Brochez leaked details of 14,200 people with HIV in Singapore after being deported over fraud and drug-related offences.

22 Feb 2019 - 10:33PM

American man Mikhy Farrera Brochez leaked details of 14,200 people with HIV in Singapore after being deported over fraud and drug-related offences.

Mikhy Farrera Brochez, American man at heart of Singapore’s HIV data scandal, ran Hong Kong centre for special needs children
Hong Kong’s role in Beijing’s Greater Bay Area scheme spelled out: focus on strong suits of finance and trade; cooperate with Shenzhen and Guangzhou

City told to build on its areas of strength as much anticipated blueprint unveiled.

19 Feb 2019 - 4:06PM

City told to build on its areas of strength as much anticipated blueprint unveiled.

Hong Kong’s role in Beijing’s Greater Bay Area scheme spelled out: focus on strong suits of finance and trade; cooperate with Shenzhen and Guangzhou
Fur trade in Hong Kong: animal rights activists call on government to ban industry in city during annual protest

Dozens gather for annual rally against the industry and say government is an accomplice of the fur trade if it doesn’t ban the business.

18 Feb 2019 - 11:29AM

Dozens gather for annual rally against the industry and say government is an accomplice of the fur trade if it doesn’t ban the business.

Fur trade in Hong Kong: animal rights activists call on government to ban industry in city during annual protest